Book Review: Without Warning: A J. B. Collins Novel, by Joel C. Rosenberg
Like the previous books in the J. B. Collins series, Without Warning is a white-knuckle thrill ride you won’t be able to put down. It blends front-page headlines with thrilling suspense. It begins with an attack on U.S. Capitol during the President’s State of the Union address by ISIS forces and doesn’t let go until the final page.
Without Warning is the latest offering by author Joel C. Rosenberg. It is the third and final book in the series on the Islamic State involving New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins as the main character. The book picks up where the previous book, The First Hostage, leaves off.
In the first book in the series, The Third Target, Collins is reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists on an Arab-Israeli peace summit in Amman, Jordan. Israeli and Palestinian leaders are critically injured, Jordan’s king is fighting for the survival of his kingdom. And the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured. The second book, The First Hostage, tells the thrilling story of the search for the President. In this book, J. B. Collins is part of a team searching for the ISIS leader, Abu Khalif, in an effort to bring him to justice. The hunt goes from the U.S. Capitol to Bar Harbor, Maine, to Tel Aviv to Cairo to Istanbul and beyond.
As Rosenberg has proven in his previous books, he has the unique ability to blend fiction and non-fiction. He weaves the reality of current events in the Mideast with a fast paced, believable story. The author also laces spiritual principles and a gospel message into the pages of the story. You find yourself on the edge of your chair wondering how the story will turn out.
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